Cambridge collectors: Samuel Savage Lewis
Gill Cannell’s piece on the Parker Library blog about the Corpus Christi College Fellow and Librarian Samuel Savage Lewis (1836–1891) continues our theme of Cambridge collectors, accompanying the current exhibition ‘Shelf Lives: Four Centuries of Collectors and their Books’.
‘He was an antiquary and a collector, mainly of classical coins, gems and seals. He had a reputation as a kindly eccentric and was generally known as ‘Satan Lewis’ on account of his straggly black beard and unconventional dress.’ Read the full post on the Parker Library blog …
Features on other Corpus collectors are planned, as well as more information on Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504–1575), the first collector in the ‘Shelf Lives’ exhibition. See the most recent post on the Parker Library blog by Suzanne Paul.